The Supreme Bean Coffee Roasters grew out of Joe To Go, the leading provider of brewed coffee in Southern California. Joe To Go was the first catering company to bring specialty and flavored coffees to the back lots of Hollywood in 1994. Grueling hours, inhospitable locations, and freezing cold sets make coffee the lifeblood of everyone on a show, from the production assistant to the star. We began roasting coffee to ensure that the expectations of our demanding clientele would be more than satisfied. Soon we started getting requests to provide roasted coffee for production offices and individuals and then the word spread to restaurant and café owners. In order to meet the growing demand for our custom roasted coffee, we joined forces with a like minded roaster and began producing coffee under the Supreme Bean label. In April of 2005, we merged with another friend in the coffee industry, New Planet Coffee, and began roasting in our new facility situated less than a mile from Joe To Go. Today, Supreme Bean carries on the tradition of producing artisan quality coffee and offers a full complement of products, equipment, service, and expert consulting.
The Supreme Bean is an artisan coffee roaster with over ten years experience supplying the finest restaurants, cafés, coffee houses and caterers with truly fresh and unique critically acclaimed coffees. At the Supreme Bean, high quality coffee is more than just our passion... it is our obsession. In a market flooded with coffee, claims such as "we have the highest grade" or "our beans are roasted fresh daily" are simply not enough. A discriminating consumer looks past the fluff to the final proof: what's in the cup.
The Supreme Bean exceeds the exacting standards set by "the cup test" because we take a culinary approach to coffee. A culinary perspective requires that we look past the bean grade and research the bean pedigree. We have come to believe that coffee beans are akin to wine grapes. Older rootstocks, though less disease resistant and less productive than newer hybrids, offer superior taste. The heirloom lines have deeper and more resonant versions of the flavor profile for which each region is known. Whenever possible, and where the flavor supports it, we source coffees from these heirloom variety coffee beans.
"Customer Service" is a cheap and easy phrase to toss around when talking about what makes one company different from another. The Supreme Bean's commitment to service grew out of the crucible of television and movie production. If so-and-so star/producer wanted 2 maple glazed doughnuts cut into quarters and half a cup of Kona coffee in Malibu at 2:30am everyone knew Joe To Go was the company to call. The Supreme Bean's commitment to our customers has its roots in the individualized, on-the-spot service demanded by the entertainment industry.
Accolades & Certifications
Through Joe To Go, Supreme Bean Coffee has been the coffee of choice at The Academy Awards, The Rose Parade, The Emmy Awards, The Grammy Awards, The Latin Grammy Awards, The Screen Actors Guild Awards, Days of Our Lives, The Tonight Show, Friends, NYPD Blue, The Shield, Commander-In-Chief and many, many others.
The Supreme Bean Coffee Roasters consistently scores very highly in Kenneth Davids' Coffee Review, the coffee industry's
equivalent to Wine Spectator. Coffee Review anonymously buys coffee from various coffee roasters and conducts blind cuppings with industry recognized experts. To date the supreme bean has the highest scoring decaf espresso in the history of Coffee Review and the third highest scoring espresso in addition to many 90 plus scores in single origin coffees like Organic Timor Maubesse, Papua New Guinea and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe.
On the internet, you will find we are the subject of many flattering conversations at alt.coffee on the use net as well as in articles and bulletin board discussions on www.CoffeeGeek.com . We were singled out in 2005 as one of the top ten coffee roasters in the USA by Kenneth Davids.
Our Organic Decaf Espresso is featured in a full page advertisement by Swiss Water Process® because our coffee obtained the highest Review score ever recorded for a decaf espresso or decaf coffee.
We are a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America. All of our coffees and most related products are certified kosher. In addition we can provide products with the following specialized certifications: USDA / CCOF, 100% Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified, RCC Kosher or Swiss Water Process® decaf.
The Supreme Bean is the source for everything coffee! We feature distinctive single origin Arabica coffees and certified organic coffees from around the world, dozens of regular and decaffeinated coffee blends, eight very distinct espressos and over seventy flavored coffees. We service and sell an extensive line of commercial coffee brewers from Bunn, Curtis and Fetco and espresso machines by Rancilio, La Marzocco, Nuova Simonelli and Franke. To maintain the highest level of flavor integrity, The Supreme Bean is working with water system experts to develop Supreme Aquatics, a unique reverse osmosis water system that will produce water to SCAA Gold Cup specs.
We stock and sell coffee supplies and accessories, flavored powders, Mont Blanc and Costellini's sauces, Monin syrups, Numi, and Harney and Sons' hot teas, Supreme Leaf iced teas, Elixir Tonics and smoothie mixes from JetTea and Tea Wave.
We are constantly on the look out for new and exciting products to distribute from companies whose zeal for excellence matches our own and that will help our customers grow. We take our "partnership in growth" model of business seriously. By vetting out superior allied products, we are better able to present a total package for our customers as well as taking the pain out of ordering from many vendors by consolidating several lines of product with us.